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by Chi
Fri May 27, 2016 9:19 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: How do you spend your time? What kind of work do you do?
Replies: 26
Views: 5186

Re: How do you spend your time? What kind of work do you do?

What kind of work do you do?: I work at a tech startup in healthcare leading a software development team and running a pilot of it. I trained and practised as a doctor but that wasn't the life for me. This is my last go to try something fairly conventional... How do you spend your time outside of w...
by Chi
Wed May 25, 2016 9:40 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: How do you spend your time? What kind of work do you do?
Replies: 26
Views: 5186

Re: How do you spend your time? What kind of work do you do?

Keith wrote: If no, how do you deal with it?:
Don't really understand the question.
Thank you for taking the time to respond Keith!

By this question, I think I meant how does it affect you mentally and emotionally.
by Chi
Wed May 25, 2016 2:19 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: How do you spend your time? What kind of work do you do?
Replies: 26
Views: 5186

How do you spend your time? What kind of work do you do?

(cross-posting from another meditation forum) Hi Dhamma Friends, Let's start a discussion / survey about our day-to-day lives and how we pass our time as "people." I'm in my late 20's and I feel like I lack worldly direction. Other than the Dhamma (maybe minus right livelihood), I have no other burn...
by Chi
Wed May 25, 2016 12:43 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Oxford
Replies: 13
Views: 2428

Re: Hello from Oxford

Welcome back Paul! I'm sure your mother is smiling somewhere :)
by Chi
Sun May 22, 2016 7:31 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: So glad this board is here
Replies: 5
Views: 1369

Re: So glad this board is here

Welcome Tony!

Hoping you find the rides you are looking for :)
by Chi
Thu May 19, 2016 7:29 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Dhamma, not Drama.
Replies: 7
Views: 1495

Re: Dhamma, not Drama.

Welcome COS!
by Chi
Thu May 19, 2016 4:55 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Post-Dark Room Retreat Insights, Creating Dharma Audio Books
Replies: 11
Views: 1707

Re: Post-Dark Room Retreat Insights, Creating Dharma Audio Books

Many traditions, including indigenous tribes and Tibetan Buddhism, use this for spiritual purposes. I highly recommend it for anybody serious about spiritual progress. In Tibetan Buddhism, darkness retreats are usually only done by experienced practitioners under the specific guidance of a teacher....
by Chi
Thu May 19, 2016 4:50 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Post-Dark Room Retreat Insights, Creating Dharma Audio Books
Replies: 11
Views: 1707

Re: Post-Dark Room Retreat Insights, Creating Dharma Audio Books

Thank you so much for sharing you wisdom samseva! I was going to start with books and material that have no copyright and/or are in the public domain, first. Lots of ebooks out there for free distribution, I think. You're welcome. Yes, there are a lot of books and ebooks for free distribution, but ...
by Chi
Thu May 19, 2016 3:32 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Post-Dark Room Retreat Insights, Creating Dharma Audio Books
Replies: 11
Views: 1707

Re: Post-Dark Room Retreat Insights, Creating Dharma Audio Books

Most awesome and free recording software: http://www.audacityteam.org A simple USB microphone will be more than what you need for audiobook recording (no need for a mixing console): Audio-Technica ATR2500-USB - Amazon Watch videos on YouTube for tutorials: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_que...
by Chi
Thu May 19, 2016 12:59 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Post-Dark Room Retreat Insights, Creating Dharma Audio Books
Replies: 11
Views: 1707

Re: Post-Dark Room Retreat Insights, Creating Dharma Audio Books

Hi mkoll, http://dark-retreats.com/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; It's a retreat in complete pitch blackness, ideally. Many traditions, including indigenous tribes and Tibetan Buddhism, use this for spiritual purposes. I highly recommend it for anybody serious about spiritual progre...
by Chi
Wed May 18, 2016 10:45 am
Forum: Lounge (Archive)
Topic: Post-Dark Room Retreat Insights, Creating Dharma Audio Books
Replies: 11
Views: 1707

Post-Dark Room Retreat Insights, Creating Dharma Audio Books

Hi Dharma Friends! I'm just fresh out of a 11-day mind-blowing and humbling dark room retreat in southern Mexico. A couple reminders came to mind: -Humans need very little to survive (food, shelter, clothing [optional; I spent the entire time naked!], and medicine). -All beings suffer. Just having a...
by Chi
Sat Apr 30, 2016 2:11 am
Forum: General Theravāda discussion
Topic: Nanamoli Thera on Truths
Replies: 4
Views: 1460

Re: Nanamoli Thera on Truths

What great reminders eloquently pointing to the Truth.

Thanks Boris!
by Chi
Fri Apr 29, 2016 12:03 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Complicated issue I'm facing with meditation and mindfulness
Replies: 17
Views: 4197

Re: Complicated issue I'm facing with meditation and mindfulness

Here is a good blog post by Ajahn Sucitto on how to approach meditation:

http://sucitto.blogspot.mx/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
by Chi
Thu Apr 28, 2016 11:59 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Complicated issue I'm facing with meditation and mindfulness
Replies: 17
Views: 4197

Re: Complicated issue I'm facing with meditation and mindfulness

What is the issue here? A) What is the present moment ? - when you lift your left foot, your mind should follow the left foot lifting - when you move your left foot forward, your mind should follow the moving of the left foot forward - when you place the left foot on the floor, the mind should be w...
by Chi
Mon Apr 25, 2016 2:10 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Meditation retreat?
Replies: 7
Views: 1313

Re: Meditation retreat?

Hi OP,

I would without reservation recommend a Goenka retreat if you feel inspired to invest 10 days of your life to meditate. Most people are very happy after the 10 days.

good luck!